17605 Kenrick Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: (952) 898-3700
Fax: (952) 898-3827
Known for its diversity, this golf course features both traditional and links-style holes. The front nine is nestled along rolling hills and plays a traditional layout with various elevation changes. The back nine incorporates natural reclaimed Minnesota wetlands, so shot making is a priority. The club is 25 minutes south of downtown Minneapolis and only 12 minutes from Twin Cities International Airport. Tee Time Policy: Three days in advance for general public; seven days in advance for seasonal pass holders.
This is a beautifully manicured 18-hole golf course located 35 minutes south of downtown Minneapolis. This championship course offers a challenge for both the novice and experienced golfer. Four different sets of tees should allow you to find your comfort zone quite easily. Be sure to take advantage of the driving range and putting green before hitting the course.The front nine is links style with rolling terrain and water. The back nine has some tree-lined holes with great elevation changes. The entire course has 45 tricky bunkers, deep rough and water coming into play on 16 of 18 holes.
Spread across about 500 acres, natural habitat is the emphasis in this vast zoo. The animals are here but they often have wide-open spaces in which to roam, so be patient when looking for them. To aid in the spotting of animals, visitors may ride an overhead monorail. Five themed trails lead visitors around. The Minnesota Trail focuses on animals native to the state while the Tropics Trail includes encounters with Komodo dragons, leopards and gibbons. The Northern Trail features wolves, moose, musk oxen, Siberian Tigers and wild Asian horses. An IMAX theater is also on site.
This well-conditioned course, designed by Tom Weiskopf, features wide, tree lined fairways, numerous water hazards, 70 sand traps and impeccably manicured greens. With 4 tee box settings, the experienced golfer playing the championship distance will definitely find a challenge while the novice player will feel comfortable shooting the shorter yardage. Set among mature trees with natural wetlands, the course provides a pleasant and relaxing backdrop for an enjoyable round of golf. Green Fees: $30-$105. Tee Time Policy: Call course directly for information or visit the web site.
Comprised of two beginner level 9-hole courses, the Hyland Greens Golf Course provides an excellent opportunity for the novice to sharpen their skills and adequate challenge for the experienced golfer to get in a relaxing practice round. The inside or short course is the less challenging of the two with small, easily attainable greens and hazard-less fairways. The outside or long course sports tree-lined fairways, small sand traps and an occasional water hazard. Ladies and juniors tee off from the same tee boxes as the men. Metal spikes are not allowed. Beer and light snacks are served in the small, comfortable clubhouse.
Camping, biking, skiing, canoeing and good old outdoor fun can all be found at the Hyland Lake Park Reserve south of Minneapolis. The Richardson Nature Center contains numerous exhibits and information about this 1,000-acre urban, woodland reserve. The nature trails are dotted with overlooks and observation decks allowing observation of deer, pheasant, ducks, geese and a variety of songbirds. There are 7 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of paved bike paths. The Hyland Outdoor Recreation Center contains a snack bar, gift shop and restrooms. The center rents bikes, rowboats, canoes and paddleboats in the summer and skis, snowshoes and skates in the winter. The hiking and biking trails are groomed in the winter for cross country skiing and snowshoes. A large picnic area, a small fishing pier and boat launch are situated in the lake area.
This 100-acre park, opened in 1976, features the most thrilling and unusual rides in the area. Each year new attractions are added to the mix, such as the Wild Thing, a 207-foot tall roller coaster reaching speeds of 78 mph, with a 180-foot free fall. The park also has an IMAX theater, water park with numerous water rides, multiple children's areas, arcades, live music, shows and other attractions. Call ahead for varying dates.
The 1,000 acre Hyland Lake Park Reserve is home to one of the best ski and snowboarding facilities in the Twin City area. Just 25 minutes south of downtown Minneapolis and five minutes west of the Mall of America in Bloomington, the Hyland Hills Ski Area is known for some of the best snowmaking and grooming in the Midwest. The cross-country skiing and snowshoe enthusiast will find 18 miles of impeccable trails, while the downhill skier and snowboarder will find a variety of slopes to challenge the expert and thrill the novice. The trails and slopes are well lit, providing an exhilarating atmosphere for night skiing. Ski and snowshoe rental is available.
The mega mall's largest entertainment attraction is also the biggest indoor theme park in the United States. This seven-acre complex, formerly Camp Snoopy, is loaded with more than two-dozen rides, arcade and carnival games, appealing to kids of all ages. Thrills can be had on the Ripsaw Roller Coaster, Log Chute or the Mighty Axe. A one-of-a-kind spinning roller coaster, the Timberland Twister, is the newest thrill ride. Tamer rides include the Screaming Yellow Eagle and a sky-scraping Ferris wheel. For the younger kids, there is a kiddie roller coaster, carousel, mini trucks and a train ride.
Entirely indoors, the park boasts a bubbling brook surrounded by trees and seasonal flowering plants along paved paths perfect for a leisurely stroll. For a more athletic endeavor, Edinborough contains a running track, a small health club with all the up-to-date workout apparatus, swimming pool and a children's playground. There is even an ice skating rink for those who still want to partake in a winter sport, but enjoy climate control.
With an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole short course, Stonebrooke Golf Club provides a challenge for both the experienced or novice golfer. The main course boasts dense forests of mature trees, numerous water hazards and great elevation changes. Both courses are magnificently maintained with manicured greens, wide fairways and high rough. Holes 3, 4 and 5 on the 18-hole course are built around a natural cattail pond that demands great shot making or your score will escalate quickly. On the 8th hole, a ferryboat transports golfers across a pond to set up for their second shot among 100-year-old oak trees. The 9-hole, par 30 course plays just the right distance for the beginner golfer or allows the experienced golfer to play a quick yet relaxed round. A variety of discounted green fees are available.
With a regulation 27 holes and an executive 9-hole course, this golfing complex is what you would expect to find in upscale Edina. The combination of rolling hills, mature trees and numerous water hazards make for a magnificent setting. Before hitting the links, be sure to check out the driving range, the golf dome and the three practice greens. Shoot straight to avoid the high rough or water that comes into play on the majority of the holes. The fairways are mostly flat but rolling terrain, and the greens are well protected with large sand traps. The condition of the entire course is always outstanding, leaving most golfers with the feel of playing a private rather than a public course.